The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#81 Post by Carpdaddy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:11 pm

That is going to be one awesome looking bow!

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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#82 Post by Hill billy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:24 pm

I find this talent fascinating. To say the least. Cant wait to see the finished product

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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#83 Post by Elkman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:54 am

Dale wanted some Gray under clear glass. I have some Spectraply that has charcoal and brown layers. So ripped a part of it off and I setup to resaw in between layers so I can use the Charcoal as the veneers.
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I then cleaned them up a little using the thickness sander and then made my splices so I will have long lams.
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While the splices were setting up I prepared the rest of the core. I will be making a full length taper made of actionboo.
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Once I get all the lams cut, I sand them down to the thickness I need for my core in order to make the bow weight I am after. Once that is complete I am ready to glue the longbow up.

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Calling Elk - Awesome! !€

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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#84 Post by stumper » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:20 am

Wow
Nothing clears a troubled mind like shooting a bow.

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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#85 Post by Graps » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:22 pm

:mrgreen: I'm gettin' excited

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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#86 Post by Carpdaddy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:40 pm

SWEET!

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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#87 Post by Captainkirk » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:07 pm

Would I appear to be coveting if I said I was a little envious, Dale?
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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#88 Post by Nock » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:01 am

Amazing work sir. Going to be a looker
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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#89 Post by Elkman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:25 am

Dale's bow just out of the form.
If you look in the background you'll see parts ready for my next build. Dave (Stumper) also wanted a 52" bow.
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Cleaned off all the excess epoxy and straightened out one edge so that I can find and mark a center line. I will then layout limb shape and prep overlays.

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Calling Elk - Awesome! !€

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Re: The Birth of a bow - A short Elk Seeker

#90 Post by Greg Felty » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:38 am

Can't wait to see it finished.
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